The Route 66 Sprint Series is heading into its second season under the ownership of Chris Kardashian and everyone involved is excited as the 2024 edition of the championship will begin on the May 3-5 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. At the opening event of the season, the series is also set to honor its 2023 champions during its awards banquet on the Thursday evening.

“It was an amazing first year navigating the series with a great staff and the four awesome events we had in 2023,” stated Kardashian. “Our focus on providing great family fun while attracting some of the top karting talent in the country showed throughout the year, thanks to the many great racers, their families, and a talented staff we put together for our first season. It will be an honor to help recognize those who finished in the top-three last year during our awards banquet at New Castle.”

On Thursday, May 2, at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility, Kardashian will host the 2023 Route 66 Sprint Series Awards Banquet inside the Racer’s Grill that evening. The Route 66 staff is inviting all competitors, teams, and families for a dinner banquet that will award and recognize the top-three drivers from the 2023 championship standings in each category. Below is a breakdown of the awards for each position and category, except for Kid Kart. Competitors must be present at Route 66 New Castle event to claim prizes.

Champion: New Engine (Briggs 206, Swift, KA), Trophy

Second Place: Free Entry to one (1) Route 66 event (Briggs 206) / Free Entry to one (1) USPKS event (KA / Swift), set of MG Tires, Trophy

Third Place: Set of MG Tires, Trophy

All three positions for the Kid Kart category will be awarded a set of MG Tires and a Trophy

The strong support from Briggs & Stratton, IAME USA East, and MG Tires was a crucial component of the success of the Route 66 Sprint Series in 2023.

Dan Roche, Director of Motorsports at Briggs & Stratton commented, “The Route 66 program is an amazing cultivator of racing talent. Their events achieve the perfect balance of serious, well-officiated racing with a laid-back family paddock. It’s our kind of racing.”

“It is important to us to support the many organizations, series, and clubs that compete with our products,” stated Eric Jones of IAME USA East and MG Tires. “The Route 66 Sprint Series is a great venue for racers of all different experiences to compete at unique and challenging tracks in the Midwest. We are committed to continue supporting the series and their goal of providing fun, affordable regional racing for the entire family.”

The Route 66 Sprint Series has committed to providing the same prize package for the upcoming 2024 season.

Below are the drivers to be recognized for their 2023 Route 66 Sprint Series success:

206 Junior presented by Whiteland Raceway Park
1. Cade Jaeger
2. Quinten McPherson
3. Brady Schad

206 Senior presented by Kart Circuit Autobahn
1. Adam Maxwell
2. Eli Warren
3. Connor Fasching

206 Sportsman presented by MAC Paving
1. Christopher Youtsey
2. AJ Stoner
3. Brayden Domont

KA100 Junior presented by Quickswim
1. Austin Olds
2. Cash Perkins
3. Quinten McPherson

KA100 Masters presented by Milrock
1. Adam Crepin
2. Corey Domenick
3. Wesley Steege

KA100 Senior presented by Mill-Rite
1. Austin Jurs
2. Alexander Kardashian
3. Adam Maxwell

Kid Kart presented by One Powersports
1. Kyler Hendrickson
2. Diesel Maxwell
3. Cayden Marsha

Micro Swift presented by Allison Racing Engines
1. Slaton Baldock
2. Danny O’Gara
3. Cameron Johnson

Mini Swift presented by BBS Race Engines
1. Cameron Marsha
2. Jacob Modjeski
3. Jackson Tovo

The 2024 Route 66 Sprint Series program is set for another exciting season with four events at four amazing facilities. Following the NCMP opener in May, the program returns to the Hoosier state and the Whiteland Raceway Park on July 5-7. The second half of the schedule is based in the Badger state – returning to the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on August 23-25 before hosting the series finale on September 20-22 at the Mill-Rite Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin.

The program’s ‘Family Fun Saturday’ will continue in 2024 with an evening cookout for everyone in attendance, including games and competitions, along with the ‘Fun Zone’ for the younger children in the paddock. The series, along with Whiteland Raceway Park, are setting up a Fourth of July fireworks show that weekend once again.

The Route 66 Sprint Series will continue with a balance of 4-cycle and 2-cycle categories in 2024, returning with the same class lineup as last season. All nine classes will compete on the new MG Tires SH2 with the continued tire limits for Friday and Saturday practice and one set for racing throughout the entire weekend.

“Our focus in 2023 was about making regional karting affordable,” added Kardashian. “The class structure and tire limit, in addition to keeping overall costs on hold or reduced from years past, helped in that goal. On and off the track, the mission to create an environment at the track where racers, teams, parents, and mechanics would be respectful to one another made great progress. We will continue to work on those same guiding principles in 2024 and beyond. I look forward to seeing everyone at the track again when we reach New Castle to kick off another amazing season.”

Registration for the Route 66 Sprint Series 2024 is now open.